Disclaimer: I don't own Ouran High School Host Club, Bisco Hatori does.
A Different Spell
In those few moments of silence, before either one of them spoke, Tamaki wanted to hug and kiss Haruhi, but he knew that she would probably push him away. He didn't know for sure what he had done, but he knew that he must of been something bad, for her to treat him this way.
"Haruhi, I'm sorry," Tamaki said. He didn't know what he was apologising for, but he knew that he had to clear the air.
"You don't even know what you are apologising for, Senpai," Haruhi accused.
Just hearing the word 'senpai' flow from her lips, hit Tamaki like a dagger through the heart. "Haruhi..." he yelped.
"I saw you," Haruhi informed him. "In that room, with her!"
"It wasn't like that..." Tamaki protested.
"Then what was it like, then?" Haruhi demanded. "Thought you'd date me, until something better came along?"
"No!" Tamaki said, firmly.
"Senpai, you were proposing to some girl!" Haruhi accused. Her upset over that night was starting to get to her, she felt tears forming in the corners of her eyes.
Ryoji had been stood in the door way, he could see how much pain Haruhi was going through, even though she'd never out right tell him, it wasn't her way after all. He didn't want to hurt his daughter further, so he cleared his throat, to make his presence known to both Tamaki and Haruhi.
"Actually, he wasn't.." Ryoji said, walking towards the two. "Well, he better not have been!" he added, glaring at Tamaki. He then continued explaining, in a calm voice. "A week before that party, he came to the apartment, and asked for my permission, for him to marry you. As long as he made you happy, I approve."
"But... that girl?" Haruhi asked. It didn't make sense to her, if he was going to propose to her, then why was he proposing to someone else?
"Father wanted me to marry her, but I told him no. I wanted to marry you, no matter what he said. The girl asked me about you, and I told her that I had planned to propose to you tonight, and showed her the ring," Tamaki explained.
It all in some weird way made sense now, even though Haruhi was filled with guilt for depriving Aya of a father, just because of a miss understanding. Haruhi decided that she wasn't going to make Aya wait another minute longer.
"There is someone you should meet," Haruhi said, leading him into the other room.
Aya was drawing on the wall again, a teddy bear next to the other five pictures. She looked over at the man that thanks to Kyoya, she knew was her father, and smiled at him. Kyoya had told Aya all about him, and said that he was in the other room, and soon he would come to meet her. Aya ran towards her father, her arms out, and was swept up into a hug by Tamaki.
"Why do I have a feeling, that you planned this all along?" Haruhi asked Kyoya, whom was watching the scene with the slightest of smiles.
A glint of light flashed across Kyoya's glasses, as he pushed them further up his nose. "That is a intriguing notion, in it's own way," Kyoya said.
"You knew that I'd ask for my father's help, so you could set up this whole thing," Haruhi said, even though he'd as good as given her an answer.
"Daa!" Aya said, wrapping her arms around Tamaki's neck.
"Um..." Tamaki said, not knowing her name.
"Aya," Ryoji whispered. He may have told Tamaki her name, but that didn't mean that he liked Tamaki at all. He was now a double threat, that could take both Haruhi and Aya from him.
"Aya!" Tamaki said, giving the little girl a gentle squeeze.
"And, there it was, the whole family was back together. This time, there was a different spell, one that kept us in each other's lives, but a part of it that will always change. We were still a part of the family, even though there was a real one with in the group."
Six Months Later...
"Will you hurry up? The party begins in thirty minutes, and you can't be late for your own daughter's third birthday party!" Kyoya yelled from the limo, as Tamaki dashed out the front gates of the Suou estate, carrying his present.
"I had to make sure the bow was tied right!" Tamaki said, in his own defence. Not that it made much difference. He climbed into the car, joining Kyoya, Mori, Kaoru, Hikaru and Honey.
All six of them had taken a day off work, just for Aya's birthday party, none of them would miss it for the world. They were going to the park, there was supposed to be a performance, with Benio Amakusa as the lead. Even though none of them liked her, Aya had grown into quite the Benio fan, so they had to deal with it for her sake.
When the car pulled up near the gates of the park, Haruhi, Aya and Ryoji was waiting for them. Haruhi smiled at Tamaki, as the boys climbed out of the limo, with their presents in hand. They hadn't began dating again yet, because they had both decided to focus on Aya first, there was a lot of lost time to make up for.
"Glad you could make it," Ryoji said, to each of the guys. He glared at Tamaki though, and ignored him.
"Let's go in, Benio has delayed the show long enough," Haruhi said.
Mori held Tamaki's present for him, so Aya could hold both her mother and father's hand, as they found a place to sit near the front. It was a open air theatre, where the audience would either sit on blankets or the grass. The performance was called "The Magic of the Maiden's Wish", a show Benio, Chizuru and Hinoku had thrown together, especially for today. Haruhi was surprised that they would go to so much effort to put on something great for Aya's birthday, even though she had only given them three months notice.
Haruhi, Ryoji and Tamaki laid out the three blankets that Ryoji and Haruhi had brought with them. Tamaki was only doing it, to score points with Ryoji, to show that he was a good guy. But, Ryoji wasn't fooled by his act. They sat down, and the show began, starting with Benio stood in the center of the stage, describing a maiden of pure beauty.
A/N: I'm so so sorry for taking so long with this story, it took ages for me to make this chapter any good, because there was always something that I didn't like about each version, then I had total writers block, then I started writing for different genres to mix it up... long story short, here's a new chapter! I hope you enjoy this one, and thank you so much to everyone for being patiant with me.